The Best Barbecue Chicken | Serious Eats : Recipes


  • 1 whole large chicken, about 5 to 5 ½ pounds
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 2 chunks hardwood, soaked in water for 30 minutes
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander seed
  • + 2 more ingredients
    • 2 medium cloves garlic, minced on a microplane grater
    • 2 cups Kansas City-style Barbecue Sauce, or your favorite barbecue sauce

1 Pat chicken dry with paper towels and place breast-side-down on a large cutting board. Using sharp kitchen shears, remove the backbone by cutting along either side of it. Turn chicken over and lay out flat. Press firmly on breast to flatten the chicken. For added stability, run a metal or woode...

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